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Pakistan: Christian Family Living In Fear After Islamists Try To Kidnap And Kill Daughter For Refusing To Convert To Islam


By Xavier P. William, BosNewsLife – “A Christian father said Friday, April 26, his family is hiding in the Pakistani city of Lahore after Islamic militants tried to abduct and kill one of his daughters because they refuse to convert to Islam.

Sadiq Masih Zafar told BosNewsLife that the threats come nearly a decade after his family was forced to flee the nearby city of Muridke, where another daughter was nearly strangled to death in 2004 because of their church work.

He said the problems began when the Lahore Church Council appointed him to supervise the construction of a local church building. ‘Religious extremists tried to pressurize and stop the construction and took over the church land,’ he recalled.

‘They demolished the construction and brutally assaulted’ him, family members and even workers, Zafar said. Soon after, ‘A mosque was constructed near the church land and announcements were made that if the church is constructed, they would burn it,’ he added.

The ‘extremists’, he claimed, also pressured him and his family to convert to Islam. He recalled that his daughter Sarwat Naheed was returning home in 2004 from the city of Faisalabad, when she was ‘abducted by masked men.’ …

‘They broke her legs, she had a severe head injury as they tried to strangle her,’ he said. ‘She was found unconscious in the fields.’

Several days later his son Azeem Zafar was allegedly stopped on his way home and ‘assaulted’ as well. Zafer said his family fled Muridke and settled in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. But the ‘extremists’ didn’t stop looking for them, he recalled.

‘I still remember that on March 27, 2004 [when] the family was sitting together in Bahar colony of Lahore, masked men forcefully entered our home.’

His family moved away to another location in Lahore, but was recently discovered when daughter Asma Tosheeba joined a local medical school, he said.

‘She was threatened and the extremists tried to abduct her.’ He complained that his family has been appealing for protection, but police ‘failed to act’.” Read more.

Flashback: Muslim Persecution Of Christians Escalating In Pakistan, ‘The Situation Is Becoming Alarming’ – “In recent years, the Christians of Pakistan have become one of the most vulnerable religious communities in the world. Most of the time, the Pakistani extremists use two common accusations to persecute the Christians: defamatory remarks toward Mohammed, and burning pages of Quran. Christians in Pakistan, a news site on behalf of the Pakistani Christian community, predicted that the situation is becoming alarming. The site alleges that there are currently many cases being reported of Christians being targeted, but no action to reform or address the problem by any government official.” Read more.

Flashback: Christians In Pakistan Told To Convert To Islam Or Leave, ‘Otherwise They Will Face Consequences’ – “Last Sunday when Church service was over, more than dozen Muslim criminals gathered in front of Church and started harassing Christian girls who were leaving after services. Ahmed Bhatti and Muslim home owners of area ordered their Christians tenants to convert to Islam otherwise vacate their properties. They have vacated some shops that were run by Christians. One Christian man had his Gospel music on in the shop; they beat him up and kicked him out from that shop on gunpoint. Ahmed Bhatti on his microphone was shouting, ‘I am giving Christians this invitation to convert to Islam otherwise they will face consequences’ while announcement was made gathering of Muslims were raising Islamic Slogans.” Read more.

  1. 04/27/2013 at 6:57 PM

    Is conversion to Islam directly connected to the mark of the Beast?

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  2. 09/26/2013 at 5:16 PM

    In America, everybody lives in fear. Christians may fear being stalked and harassed because others who think they are christian want money, copyrights, grants, or bounty monies. Police fail to act in America, too. That’s what America is all about. See above.

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